John 4:27

“And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vpon this came his disciples, and marueiled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou, or, Why talkest thou with her?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, "What do You seek? or, "Why do You speak with her?""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And upon this came his disciples; and they marvelled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?
- American Standard Version (1901)

At that point the disciples came back, and they were surprised to see him talking to a woman; but not one of them said to him, What is your purpose? or, Why are you talking to her?
- Basic English Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and wondered that he spoke with a woman; yet no one said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?
- Darby Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
- Webster's Bible

Just then His disciples came, and were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. Yet not one of them asked Him, "What is your wish?" or "Why are you talking with her?"
- Weymouth Bible

At this, his disciples came. They marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, "What are you looking for?" or, "Why do you speak with her?"
- World English Bible

And anoon hise disciplis camen, and wondriden, that he spak with the womman; netheles no man seide to hym, What sekist thou, or, What spekist thou with hir?
- Wycliffe Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and were wondering that with a woman he was speaking, no one, however, said, `What seekest thou?' or `Why speakest thou with her?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:27


4:27 His disciples marvelled that he talked with a woman - Which the Jewish rabbis reckoned scandalous for a man of distinction to do. They marvelled likewise at his talking with a woman of that nation, which was so peculiarly hateful to the Jews. Yet none said - To the woman, What seekest thou? - Or to Christ, Why talkest thou with her?


People's Bible Notes for John 4:27


Joh 4:27 His disciples . . . marvelled that he talked with the woman. His disciples had left him alone at the well, while they went to the village of Sychar to buy food (Joh 4:8). They wondered that he should talk with a "woman", and especially with a "Samaritan" woman. It was considered by the Jews indecorous to talk with a woman in public, and the rabbis held that to talk with such an inferior creature was beneath the dignity of a doctor of the law. This illustrates the state from which woman has been lifted by the Gospel.

Discussion for John 4

  • BSP
    Verses 23 and 24: It is God's view of religion that truly matters. Those worshipping God must do so with spirit and truth.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: Jesus revealed that if we are to gain everlasting life, we must go to him because he provides it for us.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord and the Lord for the body. The meat of the Word is Jesus. Eat and get full...
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 4:32 BUT HE SAID UNTO THEM I HAVE MEAT TO EAT THAT YOU KNOW NOT OF ---4:34---JESUS SAITH UNTO THEM MY MEAT IS TO DO THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME AND TO FINISH HIS WORK JOHN 6:53 THEN SAID JESUS UNTO THEM VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU EXCEPT YOU EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN AND DRINK HIS BLOOD YOU HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU ---6:55--- FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED AND MY BLOOD IS DRINK INDEED
  • Insight777
    Jesus is explaining there is no salvation in the Jewish religion. Jesus is the living water meaning the spirit of truth that removes the lies of Abraham and Jacob. Jesus teaches water Baptism for removal of sin and his disciples water baptize new followers. Jesus does not make blood sacrifices
  • A disciple
    The woman who came out to the well at noon-day, was the first one in that town whom the Lord was sent to talk to. There is so much to wonder at and learn from Jesus, how to think about others, and then how to talk to them. He came into a world where everyone was lost, and wandering aimlessly without a shepherd, and trapped in sins. Its the open heart receptive to the truth that God seeks to save.

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